Collaborative Divorce Process
Our attorneys offer Collaborative Law as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) option for our divorcing and family law clients. We assist clients in obtaining a divorce without the added stress of pending litigation and court hearings.
the firm represents one party in a traditional attorney-client relationship and the other party is also represented by counsel. The parties and attorneys, however, each sign a binding not to go to court until a negotiated settlement is reached.
A collaborative divorce gives the parties an opportunity to settle their divorce without the oversight of the court. Unlike litigation, collaborative divorce allows the parties to negotiate in a structured, but non-adversarial environment with the assistance of trained collaborative law attorneys.
The parties involved in a collaborative divorce each hire their own attorney. The attorneys are specifically trained in collaborative law and their primary objective is to negotiate a fair settlement. Failure to reach settlement results in the end of the collaborative divorce process, and an end to the attorney’s employment in your case.
Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce
- Utilizes a problem-solving practical approach that is client driven.
- Identifies and addresses real interests and concerns.
- Focuses on the best interests of children
- Maintains open communication and information sharing
- Assists the clients with the transition to life after the divorce, separation or dissolution of the relationship
- Allows the clients to maintain relationships outside the couple
- Creates an agreement without going to court and that is controlled by the clients not the court
- Can be a faster and more cost-effective process than the overloaded court system.
Speak with an experienced collaborative law attorney
Creating effective solutions to difficult family law situations is our focus. We invite you to contact us to better understand your rights and to learn your options. We offer a free consultation.